We’ve rounded up our favorite play kits that are fun, educational, and keep the kids engaged! Play kits are also a great way to keep kids learning when school’s not in session.
This is a really cool, tangible way to teach kids about electrons, LEDS, battery power, and insulation.
Our kids loved making these, from creating their own colors to naming them and even decorating their own marker boxes. Heads up, though, that this is one of those kits that can be a little messy so you’re going to want to supervise.
This is a popular one. It’s a monthly subscription crate based on your child’s age. My preschooler got the Koala crate which was farm-themed with a vegetable memory game. My six-year-old got the Kiwi crate which is based on “My Body & Me.” She even made a stethoscope… and it works!!
If your kid loves magic, this kit is the ultimate. It comes with instructions and props for 25 tricks, and has videos online to teach kids how to do them.
If you feel guilty about your kids having screen time, we’ve found the antidote. It’s an interactive system that works with an iPad and has all kinds of learning games.
If your kid has a budding green thumb, then this kit is for them. It’s a great way to teach your kid about earth science, botany, and ecosystems. They also learn about responsibility. Your child wants a puppy? See if they can keep this thing alive for a week!
This is a great kit for teaching about geology and crystal formation. That said, we’d advise this is probably best for older kids, as you have to use very hot water and follow instructions carefully.
These are so cool! You can make all kinds of pendants using pictures provided. It’s really easy to use and the kids caught on right away.